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Exclusive use of .ddy or .stat

asked 2020-11-04 09:35:47 -0500

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updated 2020-11-04 09:42:04 -0500

Hi everybody!

We are trying to create Design Summer YEar, or even a weather file based on daily/monthly data for a year.

Do we necessarily need an hourly file to run?

I wonder if E+ can read weather files of 365 days as a .epw?

Is it possible to run the simulation with .ddy/.stat?

Hope i make myself understood. Thank you

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answered 2020-11-08 11:53:20 -0500

updated 2020-11-08 11:53:35 -0500

Energyplus is an hourly (as a maximum) simulation engine! And working on Hourly (or smaller) weather data is one of its privilege. Therefore:

1- Yes (or you can create it with an even shorter time interval)

2- Yes (only if you have days with 24 houly data, so 8760 hourly records - but ,as partially told previously, you can also create only one a week, and with a 15 minute time interval, for example), but you need to precess it to become a EPW file trough the Weather Converter Auxiliary program, likely through a DEF file to process it as a custom source data

3- Obviously No

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